OMRF’s Center for Biomedical Data Sciences is a new research center that launched in 2021. Development of the Center is in response to a foundation-wide, grassroots desire for cutting-edge, integrated data analytic knowledge and support.
The amount and types of data generated in biomedical research are expanding at an unprecedented pace. From large-scale genomic sequencing to metabolomic and high-dimensional imaging analyses, expertise and leadership are needed to enable more effective integrated, systems-level analyses to gain biologically and clinically meaningful insight from complex data.
Comprehensive data analytics involving biostatistical methods, data modeling, and visualization tools are utilized in all types of research at OMRF, from basic model organism studies to clinical investigations.
- The center will serve as a hub for experts who will work collaboratively across a range of scientific disciplines in all research programs to develop and deploy innovative data science support, expanding collaboration between and within research programs at OMRF.
- The center will function as an educational resource to train the OMRF scientific community on how to implement data analytic tools to advance their scientific goals.
- The center will provide leadership in organizing computational and related resources, in strategic planning to support basic and clinical research, and in expanding the research opportunities at OMRF.